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First Responder Library

Our library of courses is based on the NHTSA Standard Curriculum, which can be viewed here. As an individual, you can take these courses ad-hoc to earn required CEs or, as an organization, you can choose to incorporate this training into the balance of your training plan.

401 Introduction to EMS Systems: Part 1 discusses the Emergency Medical Service system and the in-hospital care system.

(1.0 CEUs) 

402 Introduction to EMS Systems: Part 2 tackles the methods used to ensure the quality of patient care, including certification, medical oversight, and continuous quality improvement.

(1.0 CEUs) 

403 Well-Being of the First Responder examines stress that first responders may experience, reactions to death, and emergency response hazards.

(1.0 CEUs) 

404 Legal and Ethical Issues focuses on the ethical responsibilities of a first responder.

(1.0 CEUs) 

405 The Human Body is designed to familiarize first responders with the human body.

(1.0 CEUs) 

406 Lifting and Moving Patients examines techniques for lifting and moving patients and for preventing injuries by utilizing proper body mechanics.

(1.0 CEUs) 

407 Body Substance Isolation discusses methods to prevent exposure to infectious diseases.

(1.0 CEUs) 

408 Interpersonal Communications addresses: reacting to and helping victims cope with traumatic events, discussing sensitive subjects, and discussing death and dying appropriately.

(1.0 CEUs) 

409 Airway: Part 1 explores the major parts of the human respiratory system, common signs of respiratory distress, and techniques for opening and maintaining a clear airway.

(1.0 CEUs) 

410 Airway: Part 2 explores ventilation, oxygen therapy, and how to perform different rescue breathing techniques.

(1.0 CEUs) 

411 Patient Assessment: Part 1 introduces the five main components of the patient assessment process.

(1.0 CEUs) 

412 Patient Assessment: Part 2 explains why it is important to get a detailed patient assessment, the normal ranges of each of the baseline vital signs, and outlines the steps in a detailed physical exam.

(1.0 CEUs) 

412 Patient Assessment: Part 3 outlines the ongoing patient assessment as well as communication and documentation measures required for patient transfer of care.

(1.0 CEUs) 

414 Circulation addresses the components of the circulatory system and their functions, cardiac arrest and quick intervention, and recognizing shock.

(1.0 CEUs) 

415 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a review based on the ECC Guidelines and should be taken with, or in review of, an actual instructor-led, hands-on course.

(1.0 CEUs) 

416 Medical Emergencies: Part 1 examines the roles of the first responder during a medical emergency.

(1.0 CEUs) 

417 Medical Emergencies: Part 2 outlines quick and appropriate prehospital care for the signs and symptoms of specific problems related to shock, respiratory and cardiac failure, altered mental status, poisoning, and environmental illnesses.

(1.0 CEUs) 

418 Behavioral Medical Emergencies explores the inherent dangers and causes of behavioral emergencies and how to provide emergency medical care in these cases.

(1.0 CEUs) 

419 Bleeding and Soft Tissue Injuries examines control of external bleeding, care of patients experiencing internal bleeding and shock, and types and care of open soft tissue injuries.

(1.0 CEUs) 

420 Burn Treatment addresses: burn evaluation, self-protection, burn classification by severity, and smoke inhalation.

(1.0 CEUs) 

421 Bandaging and Splinting describes the proper methods for applying each type of dressing or bandage and when to apply them.

(1.0 CEUs) 

422 Injuries to Muscles and Bones describes the function of the muscoloskeletal system and the different injuries that may be sustained.

(1.0 CEUs)

423 Head and Spine Injuries addresses assessing head and spinal injuries in both responsive and unresponsive patients and basic immobilization techniques.

(1.0 CEUs) 

424 Emergency Childbirth discusses how the responder should prepare and assist the mother in delivery and appropriate after-delivery care of the mother and baby.

(1.0 CEUs) 

425 Pediatric Patient Assessment outlines several assessment techniques appropriate for children, infants, and those with special needs.

(1.0 CEUs) 

426 Treatment Consent Issues explains how to obtain consent for providing medical care and addresses refusal of care and transport.

(1.0 CEUs) 

427 Clandestine Drug Labs addresses places where meth labs are likely to be hidden, hazards unique to clandestine labs, and how to secure a lab site as part of an investigation.

(1.0 CEUs) 

428 Domestic Violence examines steps of law enforcement and EMT responses to domestic violence and roles of other first responders in domestic violence cases.

(1.0 CEUs) 

429 Basic First Aid is based on ECC Guidelines and is ideal as a study guide or as refresher training for people who will soon be or who are already certified in basic first aid.

(1.0 CEUs) 

430 Responding to Terrorism discusses different agents a terrorist might use and the different agencies involved in an emergency response, as well as the respective roles and methods a responder can use to protect themselves and others from possible terorism event hazards.

(1.0 CEUs) 

431 EMS Operations includes the phases of an out-of-hospital call, ambulance and equipment preparation, the role of emergency medical dispatch, and on-scene protocal for emergecy vehicles.

(1.0 CEUs) 

432 Fundamentals of Extrication examines the extrication process, use of common rescue tools, immobilizing entrapped patients, and rapid extrication.

(1.0 CEUs) 

433 Hazardous Materials explains what to do when hazardous materials are present at a scene and examines OSHA and NFPA requirements for EMS providers and first responders.

(1.0 CEUs) 

434 Multiple Casualty Incidents explores the criteria for and types of multiple casualty incidents.

(1.0 CEUs) 

435 Pediatric Medical Emergencies summarizes common injuries, illnesses, and physiological concerns common to young children and babies.

(1.0 CEUs) 

436 Chemistry for First Responders guides the first responder through the fundamental concepts of chemistry and addresses safety and environmental compliance.

(1.0 CEUs) 

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